Year 12s meet Baileys Prize-nominated author, Jemma Wayne for a thought-provoking session on journalism, feminism and racism.
Baileys Prize- nominated author Jemma Wayne came to the library on Wednesday 16th November. After talking to 70 Year 12 students for nearly two hours she said she was amazed and impressed by the way they listened so intently. After studying Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge, Jemma became a journalist and she gave the students lots of hints and tips about university life and the world of work.
In her latest novel, Chains of Sand, she explores the suffering on both sides of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, feminism, anti-Semitic feelings in England and issues of personal and national identity. These are huge issues which she discussed with her audience as well as reading some thought-provoking and occasionally harrowing scenes from the book. An interesting, moving and enriching visit for our 6th formers.